Warriors wrap up football season and celebrate records and accolades


It was an emotional event for players and coaches as they huddled together for the last time Monday night during the football banquet. NC finished the year 7-4 and made the state playoffs for the fourth consecutive year, a school record.

Auburn quarterback commit senior Tyler Queen set the Cobb County record for career touchdown passes with 89 and finished second in career passing yardage with 8,519 yards, closing out a storied career. He shattered the state record for total touchdowns, adding 43 on the ground to give him 132 in his career.

“I know we preach team, team, team, but there comes a time when you have to give a young man props for what he’s done. This is one of those times,” offensive coordinator Tom Clark said as he handed Queen the team MVP award.

Offensive linemen senior Nick Martin and senior Steven Overley took home the Offensive MVP and the Coaches Award, respectively.

“We didn’t have any 6’4” 300 pound guys, but we had fighters,” offensive line coach Steve Gates said. “These were guys that would play on one leg, and we would leave them out there, because they were that important to our offense.”

Cornerback senior DeVaughn Harris was awarded defensive MVP after a successful season which included two interceptions, and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.

“First, we had him at linebacker, then we moved him to safety, then corner, and he has excelled at every position,” defensive coordinator Chad McGehee said.

Overall, it proved a successful season for the Warriors, who faced one of the toughest schedules in the state. All four of their losses came to teams that reached the round of 16 or further, including two (McEachern and Northside) that will play in the semi-finals this Friday.

“We had one of the top-five hardest schedules in the state, I can’t say enough about what our kids did,” Coach Queen said. “This class has won more games over the past four years then any group in North Cobb history.”